Dr. Virella currently teaches graduate courses in the field of urban educational leadership in the P-12 setting. Her experiences span the range of K-12 and higher education. From 2015 – 2020 Dr. Virella instructed graduate courses at Sarah Lawrence College’s Art of Teaching Program.
Dr. Virella began her teaching career in the Bronx, NY as a 2nd-grade teacher, later teaching 5th-grade English Language Arts in Mount Vernon, NY. Dr. Virella became a Director of Curriculum and Assessment at a school in Harlem, NY. She later moved to a school in the Bronx, NY becoming a Director of Curriculum and Instruction. After her tenure as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Virella became an elementary school principal for an all-girls charter school in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NY.